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Shyam Ponappa: Digital India needs these policy changes

Appropriate policies will increase connectivity much more than spectrum auctions

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Shyam Ponappa 

Shyam Ponappa

There's a "List of 10 Things" for realising India's potential that Prime Minister Narendra Modi received as the chief minister of Gujarat from Jim O'Neill, the originator of the "BRIC" concept.

Many items on that list are greatly facilitated by information and communications technology (ICT): effective governance; primary, secondary, and tertiary education; improved infrastructure; and sustainable approaches that minimise negative environmental impact. While there's agreement on ICT's importance for India, there's difficulty getting it in place to ...

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First Published: Wed, August 31 2016. 21:50 IST
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